Introducing Linda Peters — Our Director of Lifestyle and Activities - The Ambassador of Scarsdale
January 3, 2019
By : admin
We are fortunate to have so many passionate, hard-working, and dedicated employees at The Ambassador. Whether caring for our property, or on the front lines nurturing our residents — their commitment is invaluable and we wanted to share some of it, with you.
Introducing Linda Peters — our Director of Lifestyle and Activities
“Everyday I experience something new that brings me and our residents joy”
Linda has been with us here at The Ambassador of Scarsdale for over three years, almost since our inception. After a career in marketing and advertising with a focus on life stage marketing, Linda finds joy in creating experiences to share with our residents. Before joining us at The Ambassador she spent time in elder care, helping people transition from their homes to 1:1 companionship.
During this time she was thankful to be able to aid in her own Mother’s recovery post-rehab and spent time with her in a short-term care wing, encouraging active participation in the activities for patients. Family members weren’t confident in her Mom’s recovery progress, but with engagement and participation with others, there was a huge improvement in a short time. Linda escorted her Mom to talk with other patients, getting more involved with the activities available to them all, building a recovery network as she went. Often mistaken as the onsite Activities Director, Linda saw her calling, and we are grateful to have her!
“Knowing I can make a difference to one person, or a group of people is important to me. Listening to and learning from our residents and their inspiring stories gives me a positive take away every day.”
Activities and programs at The Ambassador of Scarsdale are custom built to cater to resident interests and needs. We listen to their requests and coordinate events and entertainment that we know will be engaging and that they’ll enjoy. We have everything from bingo to Shakespeare, from bridge and canasta to 1:1 computer skills. Classes include art for individual expression to creating floral centerpieces for the homebound. Our in-house lectures invite professors of art, history, and communications, while our outings bring residents to the Opera, museum exhibits and first-run movie matinees. Music appreciation and live performances at The Ambassador range from one-man-bands, to a cappella group, pianists, a Broadway baritone, and most recently 60 performers from the Greater Westchester Youth String Orchestra.
“That’s what makes The Ambassador special to me – with every new resident we evaluate our programs and offerings to ensure we’re continually meeting each individual’s needs.”